Yough River Trip to West Newton

Quick trip down the Yough river to West Newton.  Encountered mountain bikes in the wild near Sutersville.  Anyone know where those trail heads are?


GPSies - Yough River Trip (07/02/2014)Click Here for Full GPS Track

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Let’s do some climbing!


GPSies claims at this is an easier ride than my typical South Park loop, with a climb index of 44.65 versus about 49 for the standard South Park 11 mile loop.  But somehow I’m not usually tempted to bail on my South Park ride at mile 8…

At any rate, no times over the bars, because when you’re always climbing it’s hard to pick up enough speed to do something stupid.

GPSies - Mingo Creek Small Loop - 08/04/2012Click here for the full GPS Track and statistics


Rare bit of flat terrain


Take a rest


Random picnic table in the middle of nowhere


Creek bed silt


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Two rides, 8/29/10 and 8/30/10, South Park loops

Chain failed on the first climb of Sunday, and I never got to complete my full loops!

2700 calories – 0 OTB – 10 miles
GPSies - South Park, Disaster loop -- 08/29/2010full track here

Ride tonight to make up for the lost milage on Sunday!

1200 calories – 0 otb – 6.5 miles

GPSies - 08/31/2010 - South Park Half LoopFull Track Here

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South Park Full Loop SUPER IMPROVED – 8/22/2010

Another version of the South Park full loop,  my favorite one yet because it includes two paths through The Gauntlet dips, and I was able to incorporate the Panic House loop into this ride.  It was actually quite easy, the panic house is actually only a lefthand turn off of a route I normally take, so it was no issue at all.

This ride was super slick from the rain the previous day.  All the roots and logs were like trying to ride on ice.  Over the bars once on the back side of the buffalo pen when I came in offline a little bit and slid into a root pocket.  Redded up my knee real nice.

Also, thank you to whoever is cutting the fallen tree next to Catfish Run Creek.  That tree has cut off basically what is one of the funnest little sections of trails in the park to bike.  I’m sure the horse crowd will appreciate it as well, as I’m sure the horses can’t get through either.

2425 Calories — 11 miles — 1 Glorious OTB

GPSies - 08/22/2010 South Park Full Loop -- SUPER IMPROVED!Click to download the GPS track


Rub Dirt in it.


Follow the trail to fun

A big THANK YOU to whoever did this.  This tree has been a pain in the ass all year.


Thank you!

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